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Webster/Choctaw Counties Tornado

 

Event Summary

The tornado caused extensive damage to numerous roofs of homes and severe damage to several mobile homes. Numerous sheds and barns were heavily damaged. Thousands of trees were snapped or uprooted and several power poles were snapped. A gas station was severely damaged in the community of Sapa and the canopy was carried away. This tornado appears to be part of a family of tornadoes that hit the Choctaw/Webster counties area in association with the same storm.

EF-2
Estimated Maximum Wind:
125 mph
Fatalities/Injuries:
1 fatality
Damage Path Length:
14.5 miles
Maximum Path Width:
3/4 miles
Approximate Start Point/Time:

2.5 S Eupora
2:37am

Approximate End Point/Time:

5.5 N Maben  2:49am                   

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Columbus, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 2:40am when it was located just southeast of Eupora. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar -Webster County tornado

These images from the Columbus, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 2:44am when it was located near Mathiston and Maben. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

 Radar -Webster County tornado

 


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